Dave Colling takes the helm at Frogtown Farm – a 5.5-acre nonprofit urban farm in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood – as it enters a new phase.
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Advocates want a state-level position supporting districts’ efforts to use local food in the cafeteria, as well as more funding for equipment.
CTUL was one of four organizations in the nation to receive the two-year grant from Partnership for Freedom, which seeks to confront the root causes that lead to both labor and sex trafficking.
“The project, for me, was about lifting up these amazing stories of our community and not waiting for loss to make that happen.”
From Patrick Henry High to Coffman Union, more Minnesotans are questioning those we honor with our monuments.
Miguel Fraga, the first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., is in Minnesota giving a series of talks on developing relations between Cuba and the U.S.
It’s the first time Minnesota has allocated money specifically for urban agriculture.
MinnPost chatted with Stallworth in advance of his Oct. 25 appearance at Minneapolis’ Beth El Synagogue, where he’ll be part of the synagogue’s “Heroes Among Us: Combating Hate and Bigotry” series.
Brought together by the area nonprofit Project Success, a theater full of kids representing different cultures watching the history lesson-slash-reimagining-slash-dream-of America of their generation live on stage.
The stated goal of Village Financial on its website is to “serve the underserved Black community of North Minneapolis, who have been preyed upon and excluded from the traditional financial institutions.”
The photos you won’t see are the ones that have not been taken, of entire families huddled together in one small tent, of people sitting in chairs holding their heads in their hands and staring at the ground in desperation, of little kids with haunted and lost eyes, of judgmental drivers honking.
Located on the fourth floor of the Thor Companies building on the corner of Penn and Plymouth, the museum is a long-time coming first of its kind in Minnesota.
“Forced from Home” includes interactive simulations, virtual reality films, and a 360-degree video dome, all designed to raise awareness about the experience of refugees around the world.
Minneapolis was one of three cities in 2018 to receive funding for a position focused on fighting human trafficking.
As the debate around the city’s housing crisis takes center stage, the organization sees an opportunity to elevate their crusade for better living conditions and landlord accountability.
“The main goal of this position is to bring parks to people and to make sure that everyone has access.”
On Aug. 7, 1988, activists and advocates championed the rights of Kowalski, a high school teacher and coach who’d suffered a debilitating brain injury but was denied basic spousal rights along with her longtime partner, Karen Thompson.
The 5.5-acre farm was started in 2013 by Trust for Public Land, the City of St. Paul and the Wilder Foundation.
Hoffmann is an Anoka-Ramsey Community College communications and media studies instructor, activist, bike advocate, and author of, “Bike Lanes Are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning.”
Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a partnership between the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project For Pride In Living, will provide 42 units of permanent housing.